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Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences : Citing Sources

A resource for online and print content in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences for students, faculty and staff.

Writing requires using specific guidelines and standards. Health science professions will use some of the associated citation styles and formatting that you see in publications. Two key ones are AMA for American Medical Association and APA for American Psychological Association.

Organizing your citations is necessary for referencing your sources properly in your papers. Citation/reference management tools can make that much easier.

On this page you will find information aimed at providing you with tools and tips related to citing.


Learn how a citation management tool can make your research life easier.


What is a citation manager?

A citation manager is a piece of software that helps you collect and organize your research and create bibliographies and in-text citations. Citation managers generally offer a range of citation styles and features to choose from.

Which citation managers does the library support?

The Northeastern library supports EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks and Zotero. We also support the use of BibTeX and LaTeX.

Which citation manager should I use?

While citation managers generally have the same basic functions, each one offers some specific features.

Our citation manager comparison chart (below) can help you identify the features that will work best for you. See also our tutorial on choosing a citation manager.

AMA Style